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Doctor insights on: Bismuth Black Stool

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Melena (Definition)

Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more


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Should i be concerned about taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and have loose black stool?

Should i be concerned about taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and have loose black stool?

Pepto bismal ; other: Meds that contain bismuth can turn stool black. If you have black, tarry, malodorous stool it may be melena or GI bleeding (which would require prompt medical attention).. ...Read more

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Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) cause me to have black stools as well as constipation?

Can pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) cause me to have black stools as well as constipation?

Yes, yes: Bismuth, the main ingredient in pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) will turn the stools black transiently and may lead to temporary constipation. Ifr the black stools continue days after use of pepto, you need to see a GI doctor to be evaluated for an upper GI source of bleeding from your stomach which will also cause the stools to be black. ...Read more

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Does bismuth subsalicyate cause stomach aches if not needed and black stool?

Does bismuth subsalicyate cause stomach aches if not needed and black stool?

Black stools, yes: Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate)( bismuth subsalicyate), does cause black stools. It should not cause stomach pain. If your pain is persistent or worsening, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Irina Medwin
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Black Tar Colored Stools (Definition)

Black stool is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) has a black color, or sometimes a very dark red color. Black stools are usually due to old blood (fresh bleeding is red in color). ...Read more


Stool Is Black (Definition)

Stool is black is a symptom in which there is black, reddish-black, or very dark coloring to stools. Black stools can be due to old blood in the stools ...Read more